Spielberg’s easygoing autobiop adds Seth Rogen as a favorite uncle
Shortly after signing a deal with Michelle Williams to star as the filmmaker’s mother-inspired character, Steven Spielberg’s loose autobiography topped its roster around Golden Globe nominee Seth Rogen (An American cucumber), according to the deadline. The 38-year-old star has pledged to portray a character inspired by Spielberg’s favorite uncle from his childhood in Arizona.
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The drama is the latest project on Rogen’s dance card. Point Gray’s partner and childhood friend Evan Goldberg recently started his own cannabis and homeware company, Houseplant, which was just expanding into the US after previously only being available in his native Canada and from roles in Disney’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King and the HBO Max comedy film An American cucumber. He’s also worked hard on the producer’s chair with the well-received coming-of-age comedy Good boys, acclaimed Amazon series adaptation of The young and its upcoming spin-off and long-developing film adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible.
The film, which Spielberg co-writes with frequent contributor Tony Kushner, will be loosely inspired by the childhood of the three-time Oscar-winner who grew up in Arizona. Sources report that four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams is currently in early negotiations to play a key role inspired by Spielberg’s mother, although she will have a separate and original voice.
The untitled project has been in the works for over 20 years, with Spielberg first being asked by the director and director Close encounter of the third kind Star Francois Truffaut is making a film about his childhood with frequent collaborators Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), which initially began as an R-rated film over 12-year-olds entitled After school before going through a number of other titles, including Grow up and I will be at homeThe latter saw his script written by his sister Anne Spielberg. Anne is best known for her work in which she wrote the screenplay for the Tom Hanks lead role Large as well as an episode of the original run of her brothers’ anthology series Amazing stories.
The film is also the first time in 20 years that the filmmaker has appeared both as a writer and director on the project AI artificial intelligence In 2001 this was a passion project for Spielberg after Stanley Kubrick handed over the project.
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Sources report that casting will now begin for children of various ages, one of whom will be the coveted role of Jurassic Park and ET Helmer, which is currently slated for production this summer, hoping to hit a release in 2022.
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